Issue:

    You would like to fill out data on your isos automatically using line number data from a CSV file.

Solution:

    Use the Pipeline Attributes functionality in ISOGEN.

PipeAtts.att

  • Create your file (Attached is an example)

       

  • Navigate down to the Pipeline Attributes Section and fill out as shown

   

        Enabled = Checked

        Path = The path of your CSV file with extension renamed to .att

        Data = FULL-REFERENCE -900

       

FDF

  • Next create your FDF in notepad Use the attached example as a place to start. Never use the editor in IConfigure, it will change the formatting and make the file unusable.

        The numbers in the 2nd column of your FDF file, correspond with the columns in the CSV file.

       

        Larger view

            The first column of numbers are going to be a -900 series number. The Line number should be -900

            Everything after the ! is a comment so you know what you are looking at.

       

        In the Summary Section Right-Click → Add Row to point to your FDF file

           

Pipeline Attributes

  • Now lets add the fields to your style. 

            Please note that we used 900 numbers in the FDF file and in this section we use 100 numbers. You can use from 100-199.

            In the Drawing Setup Tool add your attributes using the Attribute100 series of attributes.

       

Notes:

    Line numbers can not have special characters like ( )    

    This process writes data to standard TEXT components and not Block Attributes in your isos.

    If your data changes you must also rerun the iso to update the data.

Versions: 

    CADWorx Plant Professional 2005, CADWorx Plant Professional 2006, CADWorx Plant Professional 2007, CADWorx Plant Professional 2008, CADWorx Plant Professional 2009, CADWorx Plant Professional 2010, CADWorx Plant Professional 2012, CADWorx Plant Professional 2013, CADWorx Plant Professional 2014, CADWorx Plant Professional 2015, CADWorx Plant Professional 2016, CADWorx Plant Professional 2017